Danish students get a special Book Week visit from acclaimed WA children’s author Cristy Burne

Danish students enjoyed a special visit from acclaimed children’s author Cristy Burne during the Book Week celebrations.

Denmark Public Library hosted the annual Children’s Book Week event on September 8, which was attended by students from Denmark Primary School and Kwoorabup Nature School.

Burne’s work has been published worldwide and is inspired by science, technology and creativity.

More than 100 students had the chance to meet the Perth-based author who aims to nurture the next generation of ‘science-savvy citizens’.

Her books include Aussie STEM Stars: Fiona Wood Inventor of Spray on Skin, Beneath the Trees and To The Lighthouse.

Library officer Nicola Shaw said Burne was an inspirational speaker who entertained and engaged students.

“All the students who participated in the presentations were impressed by his energy, his ideas and his scientific experiments,” she said.

“Cristy has a real skill in bringing story structure and storytelling techniques to life using hands-on demonstrations and sharing her stories and experiences.

“It was a real treat to be able to host him in Denmark.”

Burne visited area schools this month, speaking to primary school pupils in towns including Pingrup, Tambellup, Broomehill, Cranbrook, Kendenup and Mt Barker.